Q: How do pets/children/significant others help/hinder your process?
A: It’s a routine. I’ll be in the middle of writing, they bother me with love, I huff, then feel guilty for feeling bothered, analyze my own priorities in life, stop writing and give them my attention anyway. This process, as I get older, while still there, is becoming less and less verbalized in my house. It’s healthy. And honestly, without them, I don’t think my life experiences would be rich enough to create anything worthwhile at all.
Erik Goldsmith’s story “Sharpington’s Coffers – Current Score 49.8” was
published on Friday, 8 December 2017.
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